Desfiladero de La Hermida

Special Protection Area (SPA) - International
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This area is located in the autonomous region of Cantabria in Spain, where exists one of the most relevant geographical features of the region, the Hermida gorge.
In the area there are the following habitats: mountains, deep valleys with steep or rugged slopes, streams, scrubs, broadleaf forests, and riverine forests.
In the broadleaf forests the oaks predominate and in the riverine forests predominate the willows, walnut trees and fig trees.

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix), Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), and Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius).

Geographic information

43.264456°, -4.623442°


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Conservation status

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